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thing next time, present the same president obama as you presented tonight, or would you counsel the president, your boss, to make some changes? >> look, brian, people know the president. this is not -- mitt romney's reintroducing himself constantly to the american people. the american people know the president. they know that he's earnestly fighting for the middle class, that he believes in a balanced way forward where we reduce our deficit, still invest in education, and the other things that we need to grow this economy. and they know whose side he's on. so i would counsel him with regard to seeing who he is, keep fighting for people. >> so you're perfectly happy with his demeanor and his energy level tonight? >> what i'm happy with is the path he wants to lead this country on. and what's very clear is the contrast with what we saw on the other side. we have a balanced way forward or we can go back to what we were doing before, and we know where that ended, in an economic catastrophe. and no matter how energetically governor romney presents his case, that is where he wants to
plans forward. they want to know what the president will do over the course of the next four years. and how exactly we'll get there. >> reporter: with polls showing mr. obama leading in the crucial swing states, top aides have encouraged the president to be himself, don't change what's working, one senior adviser said. for his part romney's advisers say he's prepared, that he just needs to convey his message clearly on the biggest stage of his political career. and throughout the primary debates, brian, mitt romney would write his father's name, george romney, on the top of his notepad. his father, of course, being his inspiration. he would also write one other letter, "o" to remind him to focus on president obama. but tonight when they are finally side by side, he probably won't need any reminders. >> peter alexander in the hall, thanks for starting us off tonight. >>> now over to our political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd also at the venue tonight. chuck, what's the task for both sides, for both men? >> reporter: well, i can tell you that both campaigns
practice. >> you're more worried that obama might lose now? >> no, not really. >> obama strategists hint the boss learned a lesson. >> he'll review it, if he wants to make some changes in the next debate, he'll do so. >> romney strategists claim all the change about their guy was his audience. >> people, i think saw for the first time, a lot of people, not in a 30 second attack ad or in a 12 second snip et on the news, but got to hear him indirectly. >> romney's hoping the debate strengthens his poll numbers in battleground states. tomorrow there's a new factor, a jobs report expected to help president obama by showing fewer layoffs. in denver, colorado, i'm steve handlesman, nbc bay area news. now for a look at how social media reacted to last night's debate. let's go to business and tech editor scott budman. >> thank you very much. last night wasn't just about which candidate won, it was also about the dominance of what we often call the second screen. social networking pulled in a huge number of debate watchers, nearly 11 million tweets sent out during the 90 minute debate. and a huge
scent win. mint romney and obama in body lotion. >> okay. >> $6, blissworld.com. >> fantastic. >> next a watch that has a unique partnership, i understand, with getting -- helping people get out and vote. >> right. modify watches teamed up with rock the vote to encourage people to vote. they are $40, and can you pop out the face. all different looks. david gregory actually liked these. >> these are cool. >> and also you invest in this, and it takes you throughout the year. not like you're buying something for the next month. you can wear these and they are water resistant. >> i like it. over here, sticking with jewelry. remind people of your state year round as well. >> these are gorgeous. look at this on my neck. wearing new york, obviously. 14 karat gold, starting at $130, an investment. you can wear these all year round. just a great piece to layer, to have, give as a gift. >> cute. i like it. tom shoes also getting in on the action. >> with your political preference. $29 to $58. tom's.com so there you see all the different versions right there, plus the kids' once, always cute and
seat. thanks, laurence. >>> coming up next at 5:00, they've been talking on the campaign trail for more than a year now. now it's time to debate face-to-face. a live report from denver as president obama and governor romney prepare to square off. >>> and a rough day for hewlett-packard. what ceo meg whitman said that scared investors. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. this time yesterday we had 107 in gilroy. today temperatures starting to drop. a lot more comfortable outside, with anywhere from 78 in san jose to 86 in livermore. we're going to talk more about this temperature trend and some big-time changes for your weekend. even our next chance of showers in just a few minutes. >>> 50 minutes and counting. the first debate of the 2012 race for the white house starts at the top of the hour. tonight's theme domestic policy. the 90-minute debate will be divided into six timed segments of approximately 15 minutes each. president obama will get the first question, and mitt romney will get the last word. for the very latest, let's check in with nbc
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